Dr. Ward Buster, DO

Dr. Ward Buster, DO

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(18)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Ward Buster, DO is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Athens, OH. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 20 years.

75 Hospital Dr Ste 230

Athens, OH 45701

Contact Information

(614) 533-5500

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 94% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Des Moines Univ Coll Of Osteo Med & Surg
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Advocate Bromenn Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buster to family and friends
3.4
based on 18 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Buster's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Columbus, Oh |
Dr Buster handled my emergency tumor resection 9 years in 2007. He was punctual, caring & precise about the procedure. The follow up visit in his office was also handled in an efficient & satisfactory manner. I had some special requests to his staff since I was in from Europe and they obliged. In hindsight, the only thing that could have been better was to have carefully explained what to expect after I woke up from the surgery to mentally prepare me, but that's a comment to the whole staff.
in Millfield ohio |
The first time my husband had surgery buster did great this second has been so awful my husband has only seen the doctor 1 time since his surgery in December that was about 30 days later which my husband still has swelling then theyou schedule him another appt in march then they cancel and reschedule another in April then cancel it again and reschedule it two weeks later but in the mean time the whole time my husband has told them how much pain he is and they never once tried to get him in
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Buster accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Buster has admitting privileges

Riverside Methodist Hospital
3535 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
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